Norwegian Animation Spotlight!

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Norwegian Animation Spotlight!

ASIFA-East and the Norwegian Consulate General are proud to present a spotlight on Norwegian Animation!  Click for ASIFA Event listing! This year Odd Is An Egg by Kristin Ulseth is being screened as part of the TriBeCa Film Festival, and is produced through Norway’s largest and most prominent animation studio, Qvisten Animation. It is just one of several international “Animated Shorts: […]

Animators All Around

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Animators All Around

On March 11th 2017, in the chilly Scandinavia House (The Nordic Center In America), the NY International Children’s Film Festival held their first “Animators All Around.” Hosted by festival friend Nic Marshall (of the New Zealand Int’l Film Fest) the panel included directors Mark Osborne (The Little Prince), Elizabeth Ito (2017 short in competition Welcome […]

“The LEGO Batman Movie” Screening with Director Chris McKay

Posted by on Feb 12, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
“The LEGO Batman Movie” Screening with Director Chris McKay

  The 6th avenue theatre is a buzz.  #Snowstorm is trending in New York City.  I can hear animators in the audience talking shop, about how many storyboards were done that day. Everyone is excited for director Chris MCKay to come out after the screening of The LEGO Batman Movie.  The closer we get the […]

Michael Sporn Tribute Reel

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in ASIFA Events | No Comments
Michael Sporn Tribute Reel

Article by Masako Kanayama On March 2, 2015, The School of Visual Arts and ASIFA-East co-hosted an evening to honor the late Michael Sporn on the first anniversary of his passing.  On the third anniversary this year, we are very pleased to finally present the tribute reel screened at the event.       We […]

Tinker Tailor Cobbler Thief

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Tinker Tailor Cobbler Thief

On Saturday, September 24th, animation historian John Canemaker sat down with animator Richard Williams to discuss the Museum of Modern Art’s new release of his classic film, The Thief and the Cobbler: A Moment in Time. An animated masterpiece that was started in 1964, worked on for decades, it was never really finished and had […]

David Daniels Strata-Cuts New York

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David Daniels Strata-Cuts New York

“Well, if they don’t want you as an animator, you can always be a camera man.”  And with this bit of encouragement, David Daniels started his NY career at the Broadcast Arts animation studio.  Daniels had just screened Buzz Box as part of his interview, and it was met with mixed results.  Buzz Box (Daniels, […]

2017 Call for Entries

Posted by on Dec 31, 2016 in Call for entries, Uncategorized | No Comments
2017 Call for Entries

2017 ASIFA East Animated Film Festival Film Call! INSTRUCTIONS Starting Jan 3rd, visit our festival website and submit your film in a two-part submission form. PART ONE outlines your entry information and a link to your (private) film. PART TWO submits your payment options. Entries missing payment will be disqualified. Each film submission requires a […]

Animation Nights NY: Best of the Fest

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Animation Nights NY: Best of the Fest

Once upon a time there was a glass tower, standing at the edge of a metal forest, looking over the River of East.  Its mighty walls were fortified with the cleverest of pyramids and its hall were bathed in golden globes of light.  Visitors to this strange place could rest their weary feet on grass […]

Dirty Morning Cartoons

Posted by on Sep 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Dirty Morning Cartoons

“Salt… I feel like you should eat less salt,” Leah said as she caressed my hand, underneath a towel in the heat of a Brooklyn summer night.  We were at Dirty Morning Cartoons presented by Cartuna on Friday Aug 5th, 2016, as part of the Brooklyn Fire Proof Summer Series.  I had just arrived in […]

Kubo and the Two Strings with Director Knight

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in ASIFA Events | No Comments
Kubo and the Two Strings with Director Knight

by David Howard On Wednesday, August 17th, ASIFA-East members were invited to a screening of Laika’s latest stop-motion masterpiece, Kubo and the Two Strings. After the film, audience members took part in a Q & A with director and CEO of Laika, Travis Knight. Here are some notes taken from that night to give you […]